Vickie H Recipe

Banh Bao

By Vickie H bossymommy

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Makes 40
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Vickie's Story

This is a Vietnamese steamed sweet bread with a pork filling.
My ex husband taught me to make these.


1 bag(s)
self rising flour 5 lb
5 c
2 1/2 c
3 Tbsp
4 lb
ground pork
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yellow onion diced
3 clove
garlic minced
1/2 c
dried black fungus i buy this at a asain market if you dont have them you can just leave them out
2 tsp
garlic salt
2 tsp
3 Tbsp
oyster sauce
2 tsp
hard boiled eggs

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix milk and sugar together. Take 1 cup of flour out (use for dusting later).Put flour into a large bowl.Slowly add milk and sugar mixture and oil.Will be very sticky. After mixing together place a towel and let rest for 45 minutes.
Soak the fungus for about 15 minutes in hot water, drain well.Mix all the meat ingrdients together.
Except the eggs. Peel those and cut into 4 pieces.
When the dough is ready,dust your table with flour.kneed for maybe 5 minutes,then make into 2 long logs ( about 20 inches ).Cut each log into 20 pieces.
Roll each piece out into a round shape( mine arent so You want the center a little thicker than the outer edges.
Place about a 1/4 cup meat mixture in the middle and a piece of egg.Bring up the sides and pinch together at the top.
Steam for 25 minutes on medium heat. These will fluff up so you want to leave about a inch or so between them.
My daughter saw a video on you tube how to make them into the shape of a pig.She had alot of fun making them into piggies.
When my ex makes these he also put a piece of chinese sausage in his. My daughter loves it but I didn't have any this time so we left it out. Fine with me I don't like it.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Vietnamese

  • Comments

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    Shirley Makekau tutuwoman - Mar 17, 2013
    Vickie, I am used to making manapua with char sui pork and i never would have thought to add a boiled egg in the filling..thats what I love about JAP sooo many great cooks and different ways to make the basic same recipe.
    Thanks for sharing!
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    Pam Ellingson wmnofoz - Mar 18, 2013
    These look just like the buns they sell at the Asian grocery, down to the egg in the middle. Yummy things. Thanks for posting this recipe.
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    Vickie H bossymommy - Mar 18, 2013
    Your welcome. Hope you try them and like them.